We commemorate family members with pride, love, and sorrow for their ultimate sacrifice in service.
Entering the Air Corps in 1940, Rufus Wilson served in England, Ireland, France and Germany.
Wounded in action on a B-26 mission in the Battle of Remagen during the Allied invasion of Germany, his aircraft burst into flames from heavy flak on February 14, 1945. Lt Wilson would survive the crash and later die of his injuries in a German hospital at Krefeld on February 17.
Recipient of the Air Medal and Purple Heart, Lt. Wilson was additionally awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, presented for heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight.
To Family Veterans in All the Joint Services
Eternal Reverence and Gratitude
For Your Sacrifice on Behalf of Freedom
…For Your Tomorrow,
We Gave Our Today
Your Family has Missed your Presence in our Lives